2 Hrs AgoTT squash players show off their winnings at the Junior CASA tournament held in
Guyana recently. – Courtesy TTSA
TRINIDAD and Tobago captured two gold, one silver and a bronze medal at the 2022 Junior Caribbean Area Squash Association (CASA) Championship in Georgetown, Guyana last week.
Winning gold at their first CASA tourney was Dylan Inniss and Gia Ghuran, who copped the boys and girls Under-11 individual titles respectively.
In the round robin contest, Innis remained unbeaten after four matches. He opened with an 11-5, 11-4, 11-5 win over Guyanese Ben Phang and then trumped Bermudan Mason Smith 11-7, 11-8, 14-12.
His next two matches, however, were against compatriots Varad Maharaj and his brother Evan Inniss, of which he 11-1, 11-2, 11-0 and 11-3, 11-2, 11-6 respectively.
Evan was victorious in one match only, against Maharaj with a 9-11, 11-3, 11-9, 11-9 result. He placed fourth overall while Maharaj finished in cellar position.
In the girls’ U11 final, Ghuran made light work of Guyana’s Zoe McDonald, and lifted the title with an 11-5, 11-4, 11-3 result.
Additionally, TT’s Nicholas Lequay bagged silver in the boys U15 after losing the final 5-11, 2-11, 11-7, 8-11 to gold medallist Jaydon Williams of Barbados, the division top seed.
In his semi-final bout against Cayman Islands’ Daniel Henderson, Lequay triumphed 11-7, 11-5, 11-3.
Meanwhile, Seth Thong also earned bronze in the Under-17 division. In the third place playoff, he triumphed 11-4, 17-15, 8-11, 11-3 over Bajan Alex Steart.
In his earlier semi-final match, Thong missed out on a gold medal spot as he lost 8-11, 3-11, 6-11 to Guyana’s Verway Nicholas, who went on to win the division.
And in the junior boys’ team event, TT placed fourth. After finishing second in the group stage with a 3-2 win over the British Virgin Islands and 4-1 loss to Guyana, TT qualified for the third place playoff match.
There, they met Bermuda and were beaten 3-2.